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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 19, 2009 8:54am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Pearl Horbor

How about recording a tv show or movie off of HBO and adding it to your collection? Where does something like that fall? Or how about borrowing a buddy's record album a putting it on a cassette like a lot of us did years ago? On some level, isn't that sort of the same thing?

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 19, 2009 6:46pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Pearl Horbor

The right to tape something off TV and watch it later [time shifting] is protected as fair use in US law (and most other countries call it a "non-infringing copy") it only becomes copyright infringement if you offer the copy for sale or trade.
Format shifting (upgrading one format to another [ie record to tape or cd, cd to MP3]) is also protectected as fair use but only if you own the copy in the original format. Becomes infringing if you discard the original format or offer the new format for sale or trade.